Alright.... Well I see this thread is getting into a little debate so I should probably explain a little better. To be honest I don't know what I want, or need. I'm new to all this and still learning myself. But I do know what I have now ( 2 epik empires) isn't really doing it for me. And when I do build my upgraded 4 Pi's I don't think they will keep up.
When I titled this thread and said I was looking for an equivalent to the Captivator, that was because that was all I knew and all i really wanted. I first found JTR from posts and threads from a member RMK and I was hooked by his set up. The CAP from then on was want I wanted and as far as I knew the top sub in its class. But... Due to the wife and my budget I needed to find a cheaper alternative. That's when I found this DIY community and I'm glad I did cause I think I can achieve just as good if not better than T12's and CAPS. For a lot less. Plus it looks like this project can keep me busy.
As previously mentioned I have never ventured into the DIY market. Woodworking skills..... I would like to say I have a little as I have built and done other projects but nothing like this. I also have uncle that used to make custom cabinets so I have help and tools there
plus all the knowledge and experience from this forum.
My basement is my home theater but it is not dedicated. It roughly a 16' by 28' area from my screen to my bar area but my basement L shapes starting at 14' and goes to the rest of the basement.
Size of subwoofers..... Well I have space up front but don't want anything really huge. My empires are 22 H x 18 W x 24 D and I wouldn't be opposed to going bigger. Like I said I'm looking a doing two separate 18" subs.
I don't need anything super crazy but wanna fill my space and keep my face smiling me I put in that blue ray
I know my technical lingo needs work. Probably looking to achieve 10-15Hz.
Budget..... Not counting cost of wood probably wanna be between $700-1000 per sub and that's with the amp to power them. Hope this helps and I appreciate everyones opinion.